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Blood Pressure May Be Managed Naturally

By Tom Herrin

Some of the health problems that are common today seem to be almost epidemic, and this is not considering communicable diseases.  Some of the issues that must be dealt with may be rooted in habits or practices that are largely avoidable.  If there is good news, it is that many of them may be reversed, or at least managed, by making some good changes in personal choices or lifestyle.  High blood pressure is one of those things that could be due to some genetic tendencies and require medication, but many of the cases involve things that can be managed with personal changes.

Losing Even a Few Pounds May Help the Numbers

Society in general seems to suffer from a lot of issues related to obesity.  Even being a little overweight may be enough to cause some people to experience higher than normal blood pressure.  In such cases, losing a minor amount of weight may be all it takes for them to lower blood pressure.  As much as a struggle that many people have with weight loss, it is more possible than they may believe.  The point is to try to simply lose a pound or two.  Focusing on small increments may provide much greater success.  A good start may be to simply identify a couple of things to eliminate or reduce in a diet.  Cutting things such as fried food, some kinds of snacks, or something similar can do a lot.

Caffeine Could Be Trouble

Some people tolerate caffeine well while others may find themselves may be quite sensitive to it.  For those who tend to consume a good bit of it each day, it may be worth trying to find ways to cut back.  Simple things such as changing to caffeine-free, or low caffeine, beverages can be a minimal way to make a change.  For an easy way to check for this, a person can try checking their blood pressure within half an hour after drinking a caffeinated drink.  If it increases, caffeine may be something to consider.

Change Is Worth a Try

We never need to risk our health, but if we can avoid taking medication, we will be much better off.  I try checking mine fairly often.  It allows me to make adjustments on a regular basis.  Doing so has allowed me to keep my blood pressure at a good range.  The times when I have found mine to be higher have inspired me to get back on the routine.  I have had great luck with it. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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